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Found some new wheels on CL. Everything should work?

Found some black wheels that I like the looks of on CL for $100.
Currently I have general grabber at2s on the stock rims.
They are 31x10.5x15.
Will there be any problems switching them to the black ones?
They are 15x8s.
Thanks in advance.

jeep/ford crawler rims (canon city) $125

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/pts/2683042725.html

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Should be fine. See if you can find out the backspace
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Okay. I will try to find out. He didn't seem to know much about the details when I talked to him about them.
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It's not a big deal.
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Okay cause he didnt know what I was talking about.
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Should work out fine. I would get them and clean them up and they should look good.
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Just picked them up. They look good, a little dirty but the paint looks good and no dents or road rash. I'll put a pic up when I get them on.
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Just picked them up. They look good, a little dirty but the paint looks good and no dents or road rash. I'll put a pic up when I get them on.
You didn't waste any time. Make sure you've got the proper lug nuts to go with the new wheels
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You didn't waste any time. Make sure you've got the proper lug nuts to go with the new wheels
Yeah I got em between classes today.
He didn't have any lugs for em. What would you recommend? Just standard Chrome ones that are all over auto parts stores or something specific that might look better?

And does anyone have any idea on what I might get charged for switching the tires over to the new wheels? My uncle said probably 15 a wheel. Seems a bit high for how easy it is.
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Yeah I got em between classes today.
He didn't have any lugs for em. What would you recommend? Just standard Chrome ones that are all over auto parts stores or something specific that might look better?

And does anyone have any idea on what I might get charged for switching the tires over to the new wheels? My uncle said probably 15 a wheel. Seems a bit high for how easy it is.
Around 40 bucks would be about right balanced and installed. Just ask around and see if they will cut you a deal for all 4. I'm guessing you go to college, see if their auto rod/ diesel class will do it. We have people all the time coming in and the charge is a Auto Rod sticker on the back glass.
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Around 40 bucks would be about right balanced and installed. Just ask around and see if they will cut you a deal for all 4. I'm guessing you go to college, see if their auto rod/ diesel class will do it. We have people all the time coming in and the charge is a Auto Rod sticker on the back glass.
Yeah. I am in the SAE Baja Auto club at UCCS here in Colorado Springs but we don't have anything like that. Seems like all the schools are being all "new and technology" based. It's dumb.

But I looked it up and I live right next to a Wally Word with a Tire center and they charge $5 per tire mount and $6.50 per tire balance for life. So right around $45. I'll check out the Discount Tire that's right next to it too.

haha wowww. discount tire said around $80. Thats bull honkey.

Here's a pic of the wheels cleaned up; it's amazing what a little TLC can do.





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Those cleaned up great. For lug nuts just make sure the taper of the nut matches the wheel. You don't want them suckers coming loose. Your stock may work fine idk
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s&s around here charges 17.50 for a mount and balance. not sure on walmart prices.
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Those cleaned up great. For lug nuts just make sure the taper of the nut matches the wheel. You don't want them suckers coming loose. Your stock may work fine idk
Yeah I don't want them coming off randomly. Optimally you just want the middle of the taper to be in contact with the wheel when they are tight, right?

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s&s around here charges 17.50 for a mount and balance. not sure on walmart prices.
Yeah Walmart said $14 a wheel for mount, balance, and new stems. (although I think mine are good)
Discount said around $80 total.
Big O said $16 a tire.

Now I just need to get paid.. haha and they'll be going on right away.
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